RUN FOR THE DEAF – MARATHON TOUR

From 28 September 2017 to 10 October 2017 a group of 19 runners from the Western Cape in South Africa will be touring Denmark and Sweden. These dedicated athletes will take part in the Hans Christian Andersen Marathon in Odense and the Skogsmaran in Gothenburg, Sweden.The main focus of the group during this tour is to raise funds for the care of Deaf adults with multiple disabilities at the National Institute for the Deaf (NID) in Worcester.

Their beneficiaries include persons with hearing impairment as well as physical, mental or visual disabilities. Services offered by NID are: Private post-school training to Deaf youth through programs aimed at career paths & employability which is demonstrated in our Business Training units. Care provided to multi-disabled adults and elderly Deaf. Integrated Support Services offering support services on campus as well as the broader Deaf community through a systemic, holistic approach that focuses on removing barriers to access and participation as well as supporting sustainable integration into community life.

The athletes have been training hard for months to be fit and ready for the marathons. This is the 5th time that they take part in marathons in Europe to raise funds and awareness for the advantage of these people who are in desperate need of support.

We herewith invite and request you to support this initiative of raising funds by asking you to donate an amount towards this worthy cause.  In doing so, you will directly contribute to the care of these vulnerable people.

This can be done in different ways by using this link provided for a safe donation from anywhere in the world: https://www.givengain.com/cause/1144/campaigns/17741/

OR alternatively by internet banking with the following details:

Account Name:     National Institute for the Deaf

Account Number: 9118452209

Bank:                      ABSA Bank

Swift Code:            ABSAZAJJ     OR      Branch Code:  632 005

Reference:             MT (Name and Surname or Company name)

NID SIGN SUPERSTARS

Entries for NID Sign Superstars 2018 are now open!

NID’s department for Integrated Support Services (ISS) launched this exciting, nationwide competition in September 2016 and the 2017 event was a huge success. The aim of the competition is to promote South African Sign Language – to show its diversity, its vibrancy and its beauty.

If you have a passion for South African Sign Language (SASL) and performance art, this competition is for you. With NID Sign Superstars, we try to find the country’s top signer (SASL).The winner will once again walk away with R 15 000! Entries open until 10 January 2018.

For more information or any enquiries:

facebook @nidsignsuperstars

telephone 023 342 5555

mail nid.signsuperstars@gmail.com

 

NID Sign Superstars

NID SIGN SUPERSTARS

The National Institute for the Deaf hosted a very successful Gala Event of NID Sign Superstars! http://www.facebook.com/nidsignsuperstars/

The National Institute for the Deaf (NID)’s department for Integrated Support Services (ISS) launched an exciting, nationwide competition called NID Sign Superstars in September 2016. The aim of this competition is to promote South African Sign Language – to show its diversity, its vibrancy and its beauty.

Similar to the popular Idols competitions, contestants competed to determine who the first ever NID Sign Superstar for 2017 will be. This competition was open to any SASL user older than 18 years. The video entries – featuring a variety of genres such as poetry, music, comedy, and storytelling (2 – 5 minutes) – focus on SASL and showcase the language’s beauty and creativity.

The top 50 entries were selected by a panel of experts from NID. These videos were posted on social media and NID’s website for the public to vote for the top 20, top 10 and the final top 5 participants.

The top 5 participants went through to the finale – a gala event where a panel of external judges (all SASL experts) determined SA’s NID Sign Superstar for 2017.

Anell and Enrikus Koekemoer walked away with the R 15 000 cash prize and the title of NID Sign Superstar 2017. 

Herewith the other winners:

  • 2nd winner: R 10 000 – Coreza Buys, Leana van Rensburg and Dellavon Laubscher
  • 3rd winner: R    5 000 – Shaun-Lee Jonas
  • 4th winner: R    2 000 – Elzane van den Bergh
  • 5th winner: R    1 000 – Vanessa Reyneke

Even the public won a few cash prizes for voting for their favourite:

  • 1st voting winner: R 10 000 – Anel le Roux
  • 2nd voting winner: R  5 000 – Jos van Zyl
  • 3rd voting winner: R  3 000 – Trudie Jones

NID Sign Superstars’ 2017 DVDs is available to purchase at R 100 each. Order can be placed at pa.support@nid.org.za

We believe that promoting SASL in this way will advance the fight and gain support to get SASL recognised as the 12th official language of South Africa.

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, THIS COMPETITION WILL BE LAUNCHED AGAIN FOR 2018! ENTRIES OPEN IN SEPTEMBER 2017! WATCH THIS SPACE!

For more information or any enquiries:

facebook @nidsignsuperstars

telephone 023 342 5555

mail nid.signsuperstars@gmail.com

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